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Posted April 22, 2013
Not for me
This book was a disappointment to me. It had an interesting premise, and could have been a pleasure. But the story exchanged some of what could have been useful character motivations for whst seemed like utterly gratuitist violence. The graphic nature of the violence and thoroughly evil unredemptiveness of some of the characters was overly simplistic and unneccessary. You simply had to hate the "villains" because there were no redeeming qualities in them, there was no inner struggle by which you could identify with them. It produced a sickening pall over the entire book. People were lumped into two categories: good (should live), and evil (should die). Completely unrealistic. And the mumbo-jumbo about life-forces and energy was the stupidest thing I've ever been forced to swallow for the sake of a story. Then trying to tie the ridiculous theory into physics and m-theory, well that was just an insult to science and anyone with any education or knowledge at all. I feel like reading this book was two days of my life I'll never get back. Wasted. And I felt sullied and dirtied for having wallowed in it's filth. Definitely won't ever recommend it to anyone. I love sci-fi, and dystopian fiction, but this was TRASH.
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